At least two dozen caravan migrants — including children — climbed the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana and entered the United States illegally Monday night, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, many of the “frustrated and exhausted” immigrants quickly surrendered to the U.S. Border Patrol, hoping that once in the U.S. “they would be able to file asylum claims.”
The caravan migrants reportedly know that once they’re in, they have to be processed and it’s difficult for the United States to throw them out.
Most of the border-crossers turned themselves in to authorities, Reuters reported, although others “tried to escape capture.”
The crossings started just before dusk when “three thin people” managed to “squeeze through the fence on the beach.” Although they were quickly apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol, their success encouraged others to cross over, even as a helicopter patrolled the U.S. side: READ MORE